Scottish Daily Mail


All you need to know from the High Seas


Welcome back

HOLLAND America’s return starts on August 15 with ‘Idyllic Greek Isles’ sailings from Athens, featuring Corfu, Santorini and Mykonos. Seven nights on Eurodam from £1,949 pp including flights

(hollandame­, 0344 338 8605).

Cruising with Jane

SERIES seven of Cruising with Jane McDonald starts on Channel 5 tomorrow at 9pm. Jane sails on Sky Princess from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to the Caribbean. The ship’s seven-night Eastern Caribbean cruise on November 26, 2022, starts from £509pp, excluding flights

(, 0344 338 8663).

Discount for newbies

EXPEDITION ship Crystal Endeavor debuts on July 17 with a series of ten-night voyages from Reykjavik circumnavi­gating Iceland and crossing the Arctic Circle. Price from £11,565pp with flights included, plus £215pp onboard credit. New-to-Crystal guests receive an additional 2.5 per cent saving

(mundycruis­, 020 7399 7670).

Cider-popping ceremony

A GIANT bottle of Britpop cider, produced by Blur bassist and farmer Alex James, will be smashed against the hull of P&O Cruises’ new ship Iona during a christenin­g ceremony on May 16. Dame Irene Hays, chair of travel agency Hays Travel, will be the 5,200-guest ship’s godmother at the event hosted by broadcaste­r Jo Whiley and watched by an invited virtual audience (pocruises. com, 03453 555 111).

Grant a wish

IF THE Galapagos Islands remain high on your wish list, all-inclusive Celebrity Flora’s 2023 sailings are at a discounted price of £8,699pp including flights plus a two-night pre-cruise and a one-night postcruise stay in Quito, Ecuador. The 100-guest mega-yacht’s eco-credential­s include a dynamic positionin­g system (panachecru­, 0161 513 8200).

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